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NRS River Wing

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The NRS River Wing is a great shelter for those sunny (or rainy) days when you're resting from a great day of boating. The new ripstop fabric makes it lighter than ever.
  • The 40-denier ripstop nylon fabric and factory-taped seams will withstand years of exposure to the elements.
  • The huge 190 sq. ft. canopy (17'L x 16' at widest point) will cover your camp tables and still give room for your crew to wait out the storm. Great for those layover days when shade is at a premium.
  • The heavy-duty button-lock, pole sections are made of a high-strength tempered aluminum, with carbon fiber ferrules. You can adjust shelter height up to 10' with four 2-foot sections and four 3-foot sections.
  • The shape of the Wing resists uplift and keeps it pitched in all but the most ferocious winds.
  • The heavy-gauge tie-down cords have adjustable tensioners for taut Wing deployment. They're brightly colored, with woven-in reflective ticking to ensure day and night visibility.
  • Six steel tent stakes and six plastic sand stakes give you a choice of attachment options.
  • Transportation is easy with a nylon carry bag and internal accessory bags. Note to Cat and Raft rowers: oars will fit and work great as poles.
  • Replacement parts are available. Please call for additional information on these items.

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Material: 40-denier ripstop nylon fabric
Dimensions: 17' L x 16' W at widest point, 190 sq. feet
Weight:
  • 11.3 lbs. packed weight in carry bag
  • Fly: 4.3 lbs
  • Poles: 4.1 lbs
  • Two sets of stakes: 1.8 lbs
Stuffed Size: 42" L x 11.5" W x 9" H
Includes:
  • Four 2' and four 3' pole sections
  • Six steel tent stakes
  • Six plastic sand stakes
  • Nylon/cordura carry bag
Features:
  • Poles are high-strength tempered aluminum, with secure button locks in the carbon fiber ferrules

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NRS River Wing
 
4.4

(based on 15 reviews)

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    (9)

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    (5)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (13)
  • Durable (12)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Waterproof (11)
  • Fly works well (5)

Cons

  • Collapses in wind (3)

Best Uses

  • Beach (6)
  • Car camping (6)
  • Backyard (5)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (3)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort driven (8), Survivalist / minimalist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great weather protection

We used two river wings on our float trip down the Tatshenshini River. We encountered some very heavy winds and only once did the wind blow down one of our wings. They kept our...Read complete review

We used two river wings on our float trip down the Tatshenshini River. We encountered some very heavy winds and only once did the wind blow down one of our wings. They kept our kitchen dry and gave us a warm, dry place to sit out of the rain or sun.

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Not recommended

Very frustrating. Poles arrived scratched, difficult to assemble and very difficult to disconnect the poles once snapped together.
Very disappointed by such an expensive item of which I had high hopes

Very frustrating. Poles arrived scratched, difficult to assemble and very difficult to disconnect the poles once snapped together.
Very disappointed by such an expensive item of which I had high hopes

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5.0

Someone was thinking!!!!

By Ghost Rider

from Walla Walla WA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Fly Works Well
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy
  • Waterproof
  • Windproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • River running

    Comments about NRS River Wing:

    I used the older model for 12 years-- it is still intact but I decided to upgrade.
    No mater how well something is made it can't last forever, and I'm hard on gear--- it went on countless river and car trips.
    Yes its a bit pricy but it will last for years---- when I got the new one, a great surprise was the little stuff sacks attached to the fly to put the tie downs in so they don't get all tangled up--- very cool, someone deserves an award for thinking that up!!! Bite the bullet and spring for the best, on a cold and rainy morning on the river, when the fog hangs low in the canyons and you are huddled under the fly drinking coffee you will be glad you went for the best.
    Customer service the best as always!!

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort Driven
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Not recommended

    By Tinytim

    from Derbyshire, UK

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Collapses in Wind
      • Difficult To Set Up
      • Expensive
      • Heavy
      • Poles Scratched
      • Poles Very Difficult
      • Poor Fly Design
      • Too Cramped

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking
      • Backyard
      • Beach
      • Car Camping

      Comments about NRS River Wing:

      Very frustrating. Poles arrived scratched, difficult to assemble and very difficult to disconnect the poles once snapped together.
      Very disappointed by such an expensive item of which I had high hopes

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      No More Tarpology!

      By Rafting Betty

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Professional/Guide

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Waterproof
      • Works Great With Oars

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • River Trips

        Comments about NRS River Wing:

        I purchased the NRS Wing just prior to a September Rogue River trip...where it rained each night for 4 nights. It was easy to set-up (no traditional tarp frustrations!), very packable and, well, waterproof. I left the poles at home and we used oars with no problems. It's sturdy because of the 6 guide-lines - and it even withstood a number of 'trips' over said guidelines as folks made their way to their tents. It definitely kept our party of 7 dry.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best product I have purchased

        By Greg

        from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable Easy To Pack
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Sturdy
        • Waterproof
        • Windproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backyard
          • Car Camping
          • River Hence The Name

          Comments about NRS River Wing:

          We have used this product for 6 years on the rivers. It has been a staple for our camp setup, there was almost a panic when I forgot to pack it for a 2 week trip. We turned around and drove back 1 1/2 hours to get it, then carried on our way

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Comfort Driven
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Wing

          By Slen

          from Stevensville Montana

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Sturdy

          Cons

          • Collapses in Wind

          Best Uses

          • River trip Main Salmon

          Comments about NRS River Wing:

          The wing was a real hit on our hot trip down the Main Salmon River. Good quality and great shade.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Comfort Driven
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          • NRS River Wing

            Q:

            Does is come with loops or rings to slip over oar handles so that oars can be used instead of the poles?
            Asked on 6/16/2015 by BRIAN from United States

            4 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Brian
              There are loops at each guy-point that would allow the use of oars - but I'd
              recommend against it. The poles furnished with the River Wing are not only
              of superior quality, but they are very light, the sections are well designed
              so you could customize a section and add extra length to a pole, and they
              easily adjust in height - a crucial feature when wind and rain come to play.
              Using oars for poles forces you to a fixed height which may not work for a
              particular camp site - they're heavy and add stress to the wing - add to
              boat rigging time - and are a pain to lug back and forth.
              Another reviewer mentioned that they wish there were extra poles available -
              I concur. I purchased four additional nesting, adjustable aluminum poles
              that I use to raise the side wings - it significantly increases the
              available space under the wing and adds negligible weight (and fit inside
              the bag). The River Wing is worth every penny - even just plain camping, it
              goes everywhere with us. Darryl
              DWH Line-1
              Darryl W. High
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              Answered on 6/16/2015 by Darryl from Salt Lake City, UT
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yes, Brian, the two peak ends have loops that can accommodate oar handles. Then the poles work great to raise a side of the Wing.

              Answered on 6/16/2015 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Yes, is does have loops made of webbing, a diet coke can will fit thru not sure about the end of an oar. See pic.

              Answered on 6/16/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Yes it does and it has been one of our favorite gear purchases! Very sturdy and an awesome product.

              Answered on 6/16/2015 by Anonymous
          • NRS River Wing

            Q:

            How much does the wing weigh?
            and what is the weight of the hardware, i.e. poles pegs etc?
            thank you
            Peter Gordon
            Asked on 8/12/2013 by Wizz from Timberline Tours, Eagle, Colorado

            6 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Don't know details, but the real answer is "the whole thing is quite light and works great. Love it."
              Regards
              Don

              Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Wing and tie ropes weigh very little (a couple pounds). Hardware is more
              than half the weight and 3/4 of the space. In fly-in situations in AK
              (where weight and space are a premium) I have used boat oars as poles and
              tied off to bushes and rocks.

              Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              According to the NRS web site, the whole thing weighs 11.3 pounds. Sounds about right to me.
              http://www.nrs.com/product/2772/nrs-river-wing
              Don Bishop

              Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              have not weighed the wing it is pretty light 4 to 6 lbs just my guess poles
              are very light as are the stakes

              Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Peter, the fly weighs 4.3 lbs, the poles 4.1, the two sets of pegs 1.8. In the carry bag the whole unit weighs 11.3 lbs.

              Answered on 8/14/2013 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              11.3 lbs. packed weight plus the carry bag, Fly weight: 4.3 lbs,Poles weight: 4.1 lbs, Two sets of stakes weight: 1.8 lbs.
              I usually use my oars and leave the poles and carry bag at home and just stuff the tarp in a dry bag, doesn’t take ups much room in a raft.. I have been enormously impressed with this tarp, does just what it says it will. very tough. its NOT a light weight backpacking tarp by any means, but that’s not what it was designed for :) Also, be prepared for all of your friends asking to borrow it when they go to music festivals, etc……..

              Answered on 3/30/2014 by Dolomite from Roanoke, Virginia
          • NRS River Wing

            Q:

            What are the exact dimensions and shape of the River Wing?
            Asked on 5/28/2013 by Gary

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Gary, the Wing is 17' long, from support pole to support pole, and 16' wide. There's 190 square feet of fabric in it. Take a look at the Larger Images & More Views link for views of the shape.

              Answered on 5/29/2013 by Clyde from NRS
          • NRS River Wing

            Q:

            What poles come with this product?
            Asked on 4/20/2013 by Patty from Haines, AK

            6 answers

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              The heavy-duty button-lock, pole sections are made of a high-strength tempered aluminum, with carbon fiber ferrules. You can adjust shelter height up to 10' with four 2-foot sections and four 3-foot sections.

              Answered on 4/20/2013 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              The river wing I bought came with two, four piece poles. I can make them taller or shorter as needed. I've found the poles to be pretty sturdy and they have held up in some ferocious winds.
              Don Bishop

              Answered on 4/20/2013 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Patty,
              I have owned this product for many years, and have used it extensively. It is a great product.
              This product comes with two poles. The poles are made of a mix of carbon fiber and aluminum. Each pole has 4 sections: two 2 foot sections and two 3 foot sections, so each pole can extend a total of 10 feet. The pole height can be adjusted from 6 feet to 10 feet, if desired. The poles are strong and durable and should provide many years of use. However, I prefer to use my rafting oars in place of the poles, because the oars are taller. Hope this helps. Cheers.

              Answered on 4/20/2013 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              The poles that came with mine are OK. Each pole has 4 sections, two three-
              foot and two two-foot sections. All together the poles are 10' long. By
              removing one or two of the short sections, you can make them 8' or 6' tall.
              They are aluminum with maybe carbon-fiber ferrules. The quality is
              "average". They do the job.

              Answered on 4/20/2013 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              The wing comes with sectional poles that snap together. I think the total
              length for each of the two is about twelve feet. Stakes are provided. I
              really like this shelter. It served us well for sun and storm in the Grand
              Canyon.

              Answered on 4/20/2013 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              4 2 foot sections and 4 3 foot sections.
              They are tempered aluminum with button locks.
              I bought another set of poles to create a larger area for kitchen when camping.
              Barb
              Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone

              Answered on 4/29/2013 by Anonymous
          • NRS River Wing

            Q:

            Is there a way to patch my river wing? Guessing I'll cut up an old tent and seam seal it to the wing.
            Asked on 3/28/2013 by Cosmo from Bend, OR.

            3 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              You can do that. There are also patch kits available that are self adhesive, but I always go over them with seam seal anyway.
              Sent from my iPad

              Answered on 3/29/2013 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              try using a product called Seam Grip to glue the patch to the wing.

              Answered on 3/29/2013 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Seam Grip should work fine as an adhesive. If you don't have a suitable patch material, give us a call, 800.635.5202; I'm sure we can find a scrap that will work.

              Answered on 3/29/2013 by Clyde from NRS
          • NRS River Wing

            Q:

            I want to know just the tarp's weight, not counting poles, stakes etc?
            Asked on 9/3/2012 by Karl B from Chickaloon, Alaska

            4 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I weighted it on a bathroom scale so not terribly accurate but I get 4 pounds.

              Answered on 9/4/2012 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I weighed mine after I saw the question. It weighed right at 5 lbs with the tie down cords still attached and rolled up with the 2 small webbing straps holding it.
              Pretty light weight for as strong as they are!

              Answered on 9/4/2012 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I just weighed my parawing by itself and got 4lbs 4ozs. I really like this
              product. Properly guyed down it can take a pretty good wind and protect a
              bunch of people from sun or rain.

              Answered on 9/4/2012 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              The River Wing's material with the tiedowns attached is approx. 4.5 lbs
              total, I have used on rafting trips and camping, it is easy to set up, I
              have added two extra poles when camping, but the total weight with extra
              sand stakes is still under 15 lbs. It is small and compact on river
              trips, as with a group we can just use the oars for poles.
              Hope this helps,
              Mike
              Grants Pass, Oregon

              Answered on 9/4/2012 by Mac from Oregon
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